And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us:
And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
I John 5:14-15
How would our worry levels decrease and our faith increase if we really took God’s Word as the final authority in every situation, no matter how big or small?
Our family experienced God answering prayer one very memorable day while driving through Los Angeles, CA. At that time, we were riding in our 15 passenger van pulling our 39 foot bumper pull travel trailer. We had been advised to have sway bars in order to be safe. Some had said that one would be adequate, yet to be safer Daddy decided to get two. On this day, a very heavy crosswind rose up and I can still recall the feeling of panic as we could feel our trailer swaying back and forth to the place of no human ability to correct. We knew that it had to be God’s intervention or we were going to flip the trailer. We cried out to God in prayer and Momma called our praying Granny who would “travel along with us” with her finger on the map in her lap. Granny and Papa went to prayer immediately for us. Before long the wind calmed and we were able to make it safely to our destination. I wasn’t a disciple in the boat on the storm-tossed sea, but I know what its like for God to say, “Peace be still” to a crosswind in California.
“Thou art coming to a King,
Large petitions with thee bring;
For His grace and power are such,
None can ever ask too much;”
Is anything too hard for the Lord? (Gen. 18:14)